England’s Sri Lanka-bound cricket contingent has tested negative for COVID-19 and will be leaving for the island nation on Saturday for a two-match Test series, starting on January 14.

England players and support staff had undergone COVID-19 testing on December 30. They will fly to Sri Lanka as per schedule on Saturday.

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On arrival, the contingent will spend 10 days in a bio-secure bubble in Hambantota, according to a report in ‘Sky Sports’. England is scheduled to play two Test matches against Sri Lanka in Galle from January 14-18 and January 22-26.

The series was postponed in March last year midway through the visitors’ warm-up game in Colombo due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.

This will be England’s second touring assignment since the COVID-19 pandemic threw schedules…

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